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Poster: Germain Date: Feb 2, 2008 1:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speeding arrow question

Actually the VBR mp3 files at SA are of equal or better quality than that a CBR encode at 256kBS. VBR encoding allows the encoder to select the bit-rate necessary to handle audio complexities on a frame by frame basis. Thus the encoder can go up to 320KBS when necessary or lower when not needed. The result typically produces smaller files of equal or better quality.

Compared side by side, the SA mp3 copy of the exact same source to the lossless copy, it is unlikely you'll be able to detect any difference in audio quality. Elbow is correct in stating that you should not convert mp3 to wav or burn to audio CD. Once the audio data is removed in the mp3 encoding process, it is gone forever. MP3s really should only be for personal use. Even if you trade the mp3 files, you have no control over what the next person in line does with them. This is how the trading pool gets polluted.


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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Feb 3, 2008 12:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speeding arrow question

thanks to Jody for asking and to Germain for the answer to the question of switching formats, quality loss and the true meaning of mp3 (not military police to the third bardo).

Moby Grape remixes/remasters on Sundazed of the 1st 2 albums were withdrawn, and supposedly the diffrence is nite and day from previous releases.

Collectors currently buying/selling the MG SD cds on amazon for $100 and up.

Hey Mr. DJ and friends of Arbuthnot, anyone in this neck of the woods have or at least heard those?



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Poster: fireeagle Date: Feb 3, 2007 5:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speeding arrow question

dreaded russian mp3s
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free dlds, no registration, just get em


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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Feb 4, 2008 5:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speeding arrow question (Moby Grape)

thanks for the Russian link, tho I believe those are the previous mixes - which I love and already have.

This a/v pastiche might be the Sundazed remix of "Omaha":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_FlNwQlBmU

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Feb 5, 2008 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speeding arrow question (hawkwind)

thought so (moby grape)

twas about hawkwind really

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Feb 5, 2008 7:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speeding arrow question (hawkwind)

Hawkwind rawks!

dig The Groundhogs?

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Feb 6, 2008 5:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speeding arrow question (hawkwind)

of course. tony mcphee was always great, but unjustly underrated guitarist. russians have a nice selection here. thank christ is a classic > must have
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back to space punk
dig
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used to see em live back in early 70s. mind blowin stuff

ever listened to UFO before?


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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Feb 8, 2008 7:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speeding arrow question (hawkwind)

that's some good stuff, thanks for the links!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 5, 2008 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speeding arrow question

cool links - thanks

i know absolutely zero about hawkwind, so this should be interesting.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Feb 2, 2008 3:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speeding arrow question

Thanks Germain. Burning them to a cd will lose quality?

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Poster: Germain Date: Feb 2, 2008 4:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speeding arrow question

No, burning mp3s to CD will not reduce quality. Such CDs are essentially puffed up mp3s. They are not CD quality, they are mp3 quality. Problems with such CDs only occur if they are later ripped into digital files. Say you lend you mp3 CD to a friend, he rips them onto his computer to put in his i-pod. His rip will permanently remove additional audio data. The files he ends up with will be of poorer quality. Do this a couple of times & what you end up with will sound like crap. If you need to make mp3 CDs for your car or whatever, it would be wise to label them so you won't forget it's from an mp3 source.

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Poster: Kryssy Fields Date: Feb 2, 2008 10:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speeding arrow question

ha ha ha, sounds like the tape trading days. Newbies are so spoiled. Everyone should start with a few Teddygoodbear MP3s and work there way up.

I for one, took my MP3 files, ripped then in WMA HQ, then burned them in a disk at once format...and it gets me down the road.

I have traded a few, but never knew how they sounded from the tenth person in line.

I'm so glad we all ride the solar bus.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Feb 2, 2008 7:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speeding arrow question

I can honestly say that would not happen!